The many roles of a board chairman

Date: 25 February 2014


Joe Ferraby is a long standing member of the Institute of Directors and has years of experience in chairing companies across a number of different industries  including the rural service industry, the electricity industry and the tourism industry. He currently chairs companies in the wine industry, oil distribution, and construction; as well as some private companies.

Joe will share his experience as a Chairman and, in particular, will talk about the many roles a Chairperson has in addition to chairing the board meetings.

A Kellogg Scholar, Joe and his wife  live on their 690ha irrigated sheep and beef property in the Awatere Valley in Marlborough. Joe is also a director of a large neighbouring property and a director of a large corporate farming business with properties in New Zealand and Australia.

He chairs Terra Vitae Vineyards, a publicly owned viticulture company, is chairman of ANZPAC Oils Ltd - the Farmlands owned distributorship of Gulf Oil for New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands and is chairman of a large family owned construction company and its subsidiaries based in Blenheim.

His past governance roles have included PPCS, Silver Fern Farms, the Silver Fern Farms North Island Shareholders Council, Destination Marlborough Trust, Marlborough Lines, Nelson Electricity and Northbank Forests Ltd.

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Post: Nelson Marlborough Branch, Institute of Directors,

PO Box 1744, Nelson 7040

Fax: 03 546 6767


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